‘The Arrangement’ is a group of pictures Ruth Van Beek made with a collection of books on flower arranging. She has-been collecting books on this subject for years, mostly instructional books dating from the fifties to the seventies. They combine colorful still lifes of flower arrangements with the photography of a functional manual. Ruth Van Beek is specially interested in the translation of the strict rules and symbols of Japanese Ikebana into instructional books for Dutch housewives.
Ruth Van Beek, born in 1977, lives and works in Koog aan de Zaan, in the Netherlands.
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